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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 09 Apr 19 4.49pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

I wish I had been but a proper awareness of Palace was only just beginning for me then as I was five.

I had to wait until '79 for that feeling although the Cup run of '76 and then seeing many games in the Third Division were just brilliant as a kid.

Whatever happens from now on, nothing will ever be more vivid than standing on the terrace with scarves on wrists watching football in the '70s and after our first Cup Final and the semi final win against Liverpool, I knew that everything would be an anti climax for someone of my age.
That said, I do really want to see Palace win something before I die and actually have a decent Stadium.

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell 09 Apr 19 7.36pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

OMG

Yes, I was there. 13yo lied to me man bout who & where I was going, ended up in the Whitehorse stand, wearing me Crombie, DM's, Levi's & Ben Sherman shirt. Can't remember if I had a 'Blueberry hat or a wooly skull cap on.

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View Brinscall Eagle's Profile Brinscall Eagle Flag Brinscall Lancashire/ Villamartin ... 09 Apr 19 8.05pm Send a Private Message to Brinscall Eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Brinscall Eagle as a friend

I was there just before moving North to Lancashire. I was 28 at the time and the following year had to arrange business meetings in London to see the midweek games.COYP

 

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Wow, I cannot believe it's 50 years ago!

I was there aged 12 with my Dad standing on the terrace under the newly constructed roof of what was to become the Arthur Wait Stand.

Thought we had blown it at 0-2 down, but came back to win 3-2 to secure promotion to the top flight for the 1st time in Palace history. The scenes at the final whistle were brilliant and I took Cine film of the players throwing their kit into the crowd, perched on my Dad's shoulders. One thing that really sticks in my mind is the crowd calling out 'Bobby, Bobby' (reference to the injured Bobby Woodruff), to join the rest of the at the front of the Directors Box which he did.

That season is one of the best in my memory since I started watching Palace in 1964 and many of the players within that team have often commented about the tremendous team spirit they enjoyed.

 


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View Englefield Eagle's Profile Englefield Eagle Flag 10 Apr 19 6.25pm Send a Private Message to Englefield Eagle Add Englefield Eagle as a friend

Yes, I was there. I had been taken to see Sutton United vs North Shields at Wembley the previous week with my Dad and a work colleague from Mullards at Mitcham. I really enjoyed it and my Dad's mate suggested Palace vs Fulham the following Saturday. I stood in the Old Stand enclosure and became a Palace fan on that famous day. I still have got the 68/69 team picture that my Dad bought me after the game from the shed that acted as the club shop. Have kept the programme too, which included the Football League Review. Bloody hell - 50 years ago!

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I wish I had been but a proper awareness of Palace was only just beginning for me then as I was five.

I had to wait until '79 for that feeling although the Cup run of '76 and then seeing many games in the Third Division were just brilliant as a kid.

Whatever happens from now on, nothing will ever be more vivid than standing on the terrace with scarves on wrists watching football in the '70s and after our first Cup Final and the semi final win against Liverpool, I knew that everything would be an anti climax for someone of my age.
That said, I do really want to see Palace win something before I die and actually have a decent Stadium.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (09 Apr 2019 4.50pm)

I nearly copied and pasted the above post and entered it under 'ex hibitionist' - could have been me. Just missed understanding The Beatles, The Stones and Palace getting promoted in their claret and blue pyjamas (with primrose collar and cuffs) - saw them in claret and blue only once - when they beat Man U 5-0, and I was a Man U fan at the time, changed two weeks later, but I'm always fascinated by 1968 - 72, nostalgic for a past I was present at but did not notice.

 

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I was 11 and it was my first season watching live football. I was at three games that season - the 3-1 win against cardiff, a 2-1 defeat to eventual champions Derby County managed by some bloke name of Mr. B. Clough (who he?) and the Fulham game.

I had a complete and utter lack of awareness as to the importance of what was happening.......

 

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Originally posted by It's only a game

Wow, I cannot believe it's 50 years ago!

I was there aged 12 with my Dad standing on the terrace under the newly constructed roof of what was to become the Arthur Wait Stand.

Thought we had blown it at 0-2 down, but came back to win 3-2 to secure promotion to the top flight for the 1st time in Palace history. The scenes at the final whistle were brilliant and I took Cine film of the players throwing their kit into the crowd, perched on my Dad's shoulders. One thing that really sticks in my mind is the crowd calling out 'Bobby, Bobby' (reference to the injured Bobby Woodruff), to join the rest of the at the front of the Directors Box which he did.

That season is one of the best in my memory since I started watching Palace in 1964 and many of the players within that team have often commented about the tremendous team spirit they enjoyed.

Must have been standing next to you, was there with my dad too.

 

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Stands as one of my favourite Palace games of all time. Of course we had to make a bit of a meal of it, but it all turned out well in the end, and the comeback from 0-2 down made it even more memorable.

 

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